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Robert L. Hardesty, 1982


Scope and Contents

Inaugural materials consist of planning documents, invitations, programs, and a media packets. There is a recording of the proceedings on UMATIC tape, see library catalog.


  • 1982


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers with some restrictions: audio/visual materials in collection will need to be digitized before viewing. Contact the University Archives for more information at

Biographical note

Robert L. Hardesty was the university's seventh president, serving 1981-1988. Hardesty was inaugurated September 23, 1982.

Enrollment grew to more than 20,000 during Hardesty’s tenure. He built on Lee H. Smith’s initial private fundraising efforts, moved the Bobcats to NCAA Division I, created the College of General Studies, and pursued his goal of making Texas State the finest undergraduate school in the state. He expanded the physical plant with projects that included the library, increased statewide visibility of the school, and is credited with improved town-gown relations. See Past Presidents webpage.


From the Collection: 2.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, Texas State University Repository

Alkek Library Room 580
601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA